All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Tradescantia spathacea, a form with bright silver stripe along the midrib, Tikal, Guatemala

    Tradescantia spathacea, a form with bright silver stripe along the midrib, Tikal, Guatemala

  • Tradescantia spathacea, a narrow dark green leaved form, Las Lagunas, Flores, Peten, Guatemala

    Tradescantia spathacea, a narrow dark green leaved form, Las Lagunas, Flores, Peten, Guatemala

  • Tradescantia spathacea, mixed population of plain green and purple narrow leaved forms on rocky slope at the base of Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

    Tradescantia spathacea, mixed population of plain green and purple narrow leaved forms on rocky slope at the base of Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

  • Tradescantia spathacea, a wide leaved form with dark purple underside of leaves growing with Begonia sericoneura, Tikal, Guatemala

    Tradescantia spathacea, a wide leaved form with dark purple underside of leaves growing with Begonia sericoneura, Tikal, Guatemala

  • Tradescantia spathacea, plain green clustered population with erect leaves in full sun among Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

    Tradescantia spathacea, plain green clustered population with erect leaves in full sun among Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

  • Tradescantia spathacea, plain green dense population of basally branched individuals with erect leaves in full sun among Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

    Tradescantia spathacea, plain green dense population of basally branched individuals with erect leaves in full sun among Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

  • Tradescantia spathacea, plain green dense population with erect leaves in full sun among Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

    Tradescantia spathacea, plain green dense population with erect leaves in full sun among Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

  • Elatostema sp., a myrmecophilous species, the ants nesting in the rufous furfuraceous concave stipular basal cavity, Timika, West Papua.

    Elatostema sp., a myrmecophilous species, the ants nesting in the rufous furfuraceous concave stipular basal cavity, Timika, West Papua.

  • Elatostema sp., rufous furfuraceous oversized stipules basally dilated into a concave cavity inhabited by nesting ants, a seemingly first record of structural myrmecophily in the Urticaceae family, Timika, West Papua.

    Elatostema sp., rufous furfuraceous oversized stipules basally dilated into a concave cavity inhabited by nesting ants, a seemingly first record of structural myrmecophily in the Urticaceae family, Timika, West Papua.

  • Elatostema sp. ant nest in the concave stipular cavity, Timika, West Papua

    Elatostema sp. ant nest in the concave stipular cavity, Timika, West Papua

  • Kaempferia marginata, leaf thigmotropism exemplified by the leaves tightly adhering to any element in contact with the lower leaf surface, including the edge of a plastic container, Singapore

    Kaempferia marginata, leaf thigmotropism exemplified by the leaves tightly adhering to any element in contact with the lower leaf surface, including the edge of a plastic container, Singapore

  • Kaempferia marginata, leaves appressed to the forest floor and tightly recovering each woody fragment due to thigmotropism, Tat Ton NP, Chaiyaphum, Thailand

    Kaempferia marginata, leaves appressed to the forest floor and tightly recovering each woody fragment due to thigmotropism, Tat Ton NP, Chaiyaphum, Thailand

  • Kaempferia marginata, leaf tightly recovering a woody fragment due to thigmotropism, Tat Ton NP, Chaiyaphum, Thailand

    Kaempferia marginata, leaf tightly recovering a woody fragment due to thigmotropism, Tat Ton NP, Chaiyaphum, Thailand

  • Platycerium wandae, young individuals with fronds tightly appressed to host trunk due to thigmotropism, Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Platycerium wandae, young individuals with fronds tightly appressed to host trunk due to thigmotropism, Madang, Papua New Guinea

  • Marcgravia umbellata, leaf thigmotropism exemplified by the shingle leaves tightly wrapping a narrow tree trunk, Monts Caraibe, Guadeloupe, France

    Marcgravia umbellata, leaf thigmotropism exemplified by the shingle leaves tightly wrapping a narrow tree trunk, Monts Caraibe, Guadeloupe, France

  • Marcgravia umbellata, leaf thigmotropism exemplified by the leaves tightly wrapping a narrow tree trunk, Monts Caraibe, Guadeloupe, France

    Marcgravia umbellata, leaf thigmotropism exemplified by the leaves tightly wrapping a narrow tree trunk, Monts Caraibe, Guadeloupe, France

  • Rhaphidophora korthalsii, shingle phase exhibiting leaf thigmotropism, the blades curved and adhering at the bark of the host tree, Bach Ma NP, Hue, Vietnam

    Rhaphidophora korthalsii, shingle phase exhibiting leaf thigmotropism, the blades curved and adhering at the bark of the host tree, Bach Ma NP, Hue, Vietnam

  • Rhaphidophora korthalsii, young leaf totally appressed to tree trunk thus exhibiting a perfect thigmotropism, Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Rhaphidophora korthalsii, young leaf totally appressed to tree trunk thus exhibiting a perfect thigmotropism, Madang, Papua New Guinea

  • Costus spectabilis exhibiting leaf thigmotropism, the leaf being tightly folded around a fallen tree branch, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

    Costus spectabilis exhibiting leaf thigmotropism, the leaf being tightly folded around a fallen tree branch, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

  • Costus spectabilis exhibiting leaf thigmotropism, the upper leaf tightly folded around a tree branch on the ground, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

    Costus spectabilis exhibiting leaf thigmotropism, the upper leaf tightly folded around a tree branch on the ground, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

  • Costus spectabilis, leaves tightly appressed to the soil due to thigmotropism, thus blocking the growth of grasses, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

    Costus spectabilis, leaves tightly appressed to the soil due to thigmotropism, thus blocking the growth of grasses, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

  • Costus spectabilis, leaves appressed to forest floor due to thigmotropism, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

    Costus spectabilis, leaves appressed to forest floor due to thigmotropism, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

  • Costus spectabilis, leaves appressed to the ground due to thigmotropism, long stolon above the ground, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

    Costus spectabilis, leaves appressed to the ground due to thigmotropism, long stolon above the ground, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

  • Costus spectabilis, leaves totally inward folded due to thigmotropism, just two hours after the plant being extracted from the soil, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

    Costus spectabilis, leaves totally inward folded due to thigmotropism, just two hours after the plant being extracted from the soil, Kisensegere, Rukwa, 1200 m asl, Tanzania

  • Patrick Blanc sitting close to Stenandrium warneckei, dense population carpeting the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania, Jan. 2021

    Patrick Blanc sitting close to Stenandrium warneckei, dense population carpeting the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania, Jan. 2021

  • Stenandrium warneckei, dense population carpeting the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, dense population carpeting the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei, dense flowering population carpeting the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, dense flowering population carpeting the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei flowering on the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei flowering on the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei, dense population emerging from the tree leaf litter on the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, dense population emerging from the tree leaf litter on the forest floor, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei, light green centrally maculate leaves, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, light green centrally maculate leaves, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei, dense population carpeting the forest floor with Elatostema monticola in the foreground, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, dense population carpeting the forest floor with Elatostema monticola in the foreground, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei, inflorescences and flowers at anthesis, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, inflorescences and flowers at anthesis, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei, light green centrally maculate leaf, inflorescence with foliaceous opposite bracts, curved tube of the flower, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, light green centrally maculate leaf, inflorescence with foliaceous opposite bracts, curved tube of the flower, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei, inflorescence with foliaceous opposite bracts, curved tube of the flower, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, inflorescence with foliaceous opposite bracts, curved tube of the flower, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei, corolla, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, corolla, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Stenandrium warneckei, corolla lobes pedunculate and auriculate, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Stenandrium warneckei, corolla lobes pedunculate and auriculate, Amani, 800 m asl, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Leptaspis zeylanica, dense vegetative population on forest floor, Sanje waterfall, Udzungwa NP, Tanzania

    Leptaspis zeylanica, dense vegetative population on forest floor, Sanje waterfall, Udzungwa NP, Tanzania

  • Leptaspis zeylanica, leafy stem with inverted leaf blades, Sanje waterfall, Udzungwa NP, Tanzania

    Leptaspis zeylanica, leafy stem with inverted leaf blades, Sanje waterfall, Udzungwa NP, Tanzania

  • Leptaspis zeylanica, leafy stem with characteristic inverted leaf blades, Sanje waterfall, Udzungwa NP, Tanzania

    Leptaspis zeylanica, leafy stem with characteristic inverted leaf blades, Sanje waterfall, Udzungwa NP, Tanzania

  • Leptaspis zeylanica, base of the inverted leaf blades, resulting in the proeminent midvein exposed upwards, Sanje waterfall, Udzungwa NP, Tanzania

    Leptaspis zeylanica, base of the inverted leaf blades, resulting in the proeminent midvein exposed upwards, Sanje waterfall, Udzungwa NP, Tanzania

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